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Torches, the highly anticipated debut album by Foster The People, is the soundtrack for an eternal summer. Produced by Paul Epworth (Adele + Florence and the Machine), Rich Costey (Muse + Interpol), and Greg Kurstin (Beck + Red Hot Chili Peppers), Torches delivers on both the promise of their breakthrough chart-topping single Pumped Up Kicks and the promise of this young band out of Los Angeles. "We just want people to feel better about their lives." The sound is universally uplifting combining influences from alternative's greats mixed with songs that make you dance. "Accessible yet challenging, gleaming yet gritty, pop yet petrifying: Foster The People are a fresh evolution of modern music."


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTZ7iX4vTQ]YouTube - ‪Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks‬‏[/ame]


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04TXoFI6CSM]YouTube - ‪Foster The People - Houdini (Live in Solana Beach)‬‏[/ame]


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKcao-RXmmk]YouTube - ‪Foster the People 'Pumped Up Kicks' Live from SXSW‬‏[/ame]

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^Me too!!


I love the album, I'm enjoying it so much more than I thought I would based on the first couple of singles (not that I didn't like them).


I'm actually really annoyed that I missed them when they toured (pre album release) a couple of months back.

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e1gznKajpI]YouTube - ‪Foster the People Performs "Pumped Up Kicks"‬‏[/ame]


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PYLBJXGamE]YouTube - ‪Foster the People Performs "Helena Beat"‬‏[/ame]


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smB9sfkqluA]YouTube - ‪Foster the People Performs "Warrant"‬‏[/ame]

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OOOH yay, there's a thread!

I love this album.

I remember first hearing Pumped Up Kicks back when and I liked it a lot. Then Helena Beat and Houdini came out and I loved them. Now I love the whole album. I think my favorites are Call it What You Want, Miss You, and Broken Jaw. Life on the Nickel is good too. In fact I like them all. Keeping in mind that I was already familiar with Pumped Up Kicks, Helena Beat, Houdini, Don't Stop and I Would Do Anything for You.


I met Mark at SXSW. :wacky:

Seeing them at ACL.


Ok bye.


Edit: Oh and I need to mention that I'm obsessed with the cover art. I think it's brilliant.

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Pleasantly surprised at how quickly these guys have emerged into the spotlight. I actually never liked "Pumped Up Kicks", but then I heard the other tracks on their EP and loved them. Haven't given the full-length LP a spin yet, but this is a band to watch.


LA's given the world tons of good bands but also some that were just plagues. Foster's the most exciting one in a while.

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